Scripture Verse

Come, Lord Jesus. Revelation 22:20

Introduction

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Henry Ostrom
(1862–1941)

Words: Hen­ry Os­trom, in Songs of Praise Num­ber Two, ed­it­ed by J. Wil­bur Chap­man & Ow­en F. Pugh (Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: West­min­ster Press, 1905), num­ber 29.

Music: Men­dels­sohn Fe­lix Men­dels­sohn, 1840 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Felix Mendelssohn
(1809–1847)

Lyrics

Heirs of victory are we
Through the Christ of Calvary;
Storms may beat and foes assail;
But His kingdom cannot fail.

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Christ is coming, shout your praise;
Lo! the dawn of better days;
Christ is coming from on high,
Victory is very nigh;
Christ is coming from on high,
Victory is very nigh.

He who came will come again;
Raise your hopes, O sons of men!
We His kingdom’s dawn have seen;
What though clouds may intervene?

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His appearing draweth nigh;
Cease your doubting, hush the sigh,
Our inheritance is sure;
Christ hath made His Word secure.

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Lo! He cometh, and shall reign;
We have not believed in vain;
In our hearts who speaks release
Brings from Heav’n His reign of peace.

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